Great theme for The Gallery this week (do hop over to Tara’s blog and have a look at the others that have linked up, I am expecting some glorious piles of leaves or frosty pictures). For me though nature is about warmth and not muddy fields and having to wrap up against the elements.
It is about relaxing and where I am often happiest, on holiday. The above picture was taken from a part of the beach that we haven’t been to before, well we have been to it but we walked along it before, we never stopped. And this year our good friend Marvin who is Bajan said he would do a beach barbecue for us at “his office”. Marvin has a glass bottomed boat and does trips out to see the ship wreck, and to swim with turtles. A must for any holiday on the island. So his office is the beach, a particular part of the beach where people know he will be in order to book those trips. And where he relaxes with his friends at the end of a long day.
It was an honour to be invited into his inner circle and to see the fish being prepared right before our eyes, to eat alongside locally grown veggies. The view behind us and to the right was less than romantic as we all faced front:
I took myself off with the camera for ten minutes, with a rum cocktail, sat on the end of an upturned boat and photographed the sun setting.
Nature at its best for me.
How about you? What sums nature up for you?